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The Cardiac Research Unit

Clinical research is vital for the NHS. Through Research we discover new treatments and ensure that existing treatments are used in the best way possible. Research also helps us to develop a better understanding of the potential causes of diseases and to improve the ways in which illnesses can be diagnosed. The majority of Clinical research takes place in the NHS. High quality clinical research ultimately contributes to future improvements in healthcare. 

Research has been a key component of our cardiology service since the early 1970’s and has flourished since the Sussex Cardiac Centre was opened in 1999. Today we are proud to work with our cardiac colleagues locally, nationally and internationally to collaborate on clinically important studies.

We have a dedicated Cardiac Research Unit within the Sussex Cardiac Centre at BSUH run by a friendly and professional team. Our aim is to produce reliable high quality research to improve patient care, develop better treatments and increase our understanding of disease.

The Research Team  
Dr Hildick-Smith is the Cardiac Clinical Director of Research for BSUH NHS Trust.
Brighton has a good reputation for delivering quality innovative research and benefits greatly from the support of the cardiology and cardiothoracic consultants at BSUH who support our research.
Led by Dr Hildick-Smith, our experienced Research team consists of  a Specialist Cardiac Registrar, a Research Fellow, eight Cardiac Research Nurses, an administrator and a data officer. The team combines a high level of experience and expertise in cardiology  and research.

For more information contact us at: 
The Cardiac Research Unit 
Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust 
Level 4 CIRU 
Royal Sussex County Hospital 
Eastern Road 
East Sussex 
BN2 5BE 

Tel: 01273696955 x 64049 

Alternatively visit the BSUH research website  to help you find out more about clinical trials.

Press HERE for Current Studies and Trials

Press HERE for Recent Publications